Reading the Funnies: Essays on Comic Strips
Place Published: Seattle
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Date Published: 2001
Edition: First Edition Thus
Book Id: 13324
308pp. Octavo [23 cm] Full color illustrated wrappers. New.
Winner of the prestigious American Book Award! The comic strip has been a staple of American newspapers for a century. It is a creation unique to cultural life and, in addition to entertainment, has commented on the way we see and view ourselves. From its "high culture" influence on Pop Art to its "low culture" appeal to children of all ages, the comic strip has had a lasting hold on the imaginations of generations. Reading the Funnies offers an elegant and eloquent look into this fascinating slice of American popular culture.